Hey everyone! If you’re a regular reader, you will probably recognize everything here except for the skirt and scarf. The skirt I don’t wear that often. For some reason it seems like it’s a bit formal, but when I pull it out and wear it, it is a lot more fun than I remembered. It’s the stripes, I’m sure.
It’s made of ponte fabric, so it has some stretch, and though it has a zipper I can just pull it on without undoing the zipper. You apple-shapes know what I’m talking about. If I can pull it on without unzipping or unbuttoning or unfastening then that’s a good sign it’s going to fit. I wish I could direct you to it but since it’s a couple of years old it is no longer available. However, a super cute skirt by the same brand (White House Black Market) and with the same material is available here.
The jacket you’ve seen before here and I like it because it has the faux suede front but the cotton knit on the sides and under the arms so you get some stretch for your bust and midsection. It’s a couple of years old but I see this style a lot and there are several newer options here and here.
This scarf is from a trip I took to Venice, Italy 17 years ago. It is 100% silk velvet which is really rare. The color of it is amazingly rich and it feels like cold water running through your fingers. That is not an exaggeration — it really is that soft. I found it in a little shop, down a winding alleyway in Venice. The colors just jumped out at me in the shop’s window. I was torn between getting the blue one or this one and I wish I had bought both because I wear it all winter long. My only complaint is the silk is very slippery and slides off my neck which requires me to tie the fringe together to keep it in place.
I’m also winterizing this outfit by adding thick tights. These pumps, you’ve seen before here, update the traditional black pump with the little cut out in the heel, the tie in the back and the pointy toe. They make a quiet statement of style instead of a loud statement. They’re also comfortable too because the heel is short. I just cannot wear shoes that hurt anymore, so comfort always comes first.
We’re in for a really cold week here in Michigan, so you’ll be seeing a lot of “winterized” outfits in the near future. Plus, I may have to start photographing indoors so we’ll have to find some interesting places to photograph. I love a challenge!
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